Change in Eating Habits

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

Ever since reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, we’ve been trying to device strategies for eating better: weekly meal planning turned out to be more work than we were able to put into it, so we’ve recently decided simply to increase the amount of vegetables we put into our shopping cart every week, and trying to avoid letting (too much of) it spoil.

We’re also experimenting with a strategy that has proved useful so far: making smoothies out of a few fruits and mostly vegetables - combining fruits like bananas, apples, and strawberries, which are very easy to eat, with cucumber and spinach, which take a little more effort. Throw in some quinua flour, and almond milk, and it’s easy to make quick drinks that are nutritious and filling.

We’ve also relied on Google to provide recipes on the spot, while we decide what can be done with (surprinsingly cheap) eggplants, or artichoke, which we’d never tried before, or coming up with new ways to cook broccoli.

Interesting recipes

Simple steamed artichokes are very satisfying.

Eggplant parmigian, while not extremely healthy, was great with some tomato pizza sauce.

Bananas, oranges, oatmeal and yoghurt smoothie tasted very good, but also using cucumber and celery has increased our veggie intake.